Heroes are all around us, if you know where to look. Dubai-based, Scottish/South African photographer Martin Beck harnessed his unique sense of humor to create "We Can Be Heroes," a series of gritty portraits of everyday people as famous...Show More Summary
Michael Dare was a film critic for the L.A. Weekly in the 1980s. While trashing their films in print, he met most of Hollywood stars, and considered to photograph and distort it all. In a storage locker in Desert Hot Springs there are thousands of ridiculous SX-70 Polaroid portraits of the famous, the insane, and the dead. Show More Summary
We spent a couple of weeks studying the work of Gregory […] Categories: LE News and Info (Read more...)
Art Contrarian looks at the work of Ambrose McEvoy. [The above portrait is of Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty.]
The Dean of American Rock Critics delves into five decades of writing and music.
Sleeping in the same bed, about to be awakened by a baby. (Photos: Jana Romanova) Like many women in their late 20s, photographer Jana Romanova found that all of her friends were suddenly having babies. She’d be let in by one of them, then sit in the kitchen and have a cup of tea while waiting for them to fall back asleep.
For The New Yorker's recent style issue, sculptor Wilfrid Wood was commissioned to make a series of plasticine portraits of some of the city's most fashionable types...
William Merrit Chase, Portrait of a Lady, 1890 by geldenkirchen on Flickr.
Vasily Surikov, Portrait of young woman, 1911 by geldenkirchen on Flickr.
Mischa Askenazy, Portrait of a Woman by geldenkirchen on Flickr.
Zhong Yi Optics has released information about an 85mm f/1.2 lens it intends to make available in May. The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, which the company is calling ‘The Dream’, is aimed at still photographers as well as videographers, and has a covering circle suitable for full frame sensors. Click through for more information
SAN FRANCISCO — Curated by students of the Curatorial Studies program at the California College of the Arts, this compact, well-considered gathering of work across many media by Martin Wong is a marvel of what the small-scale and seemingly ephemeral can communicate.
French photographer Gustave Gain (1876-1945) was born in Cherbourg, France on June 27, 1876. As a chemist he keens on photography and related technical achievements. After the invention of the Autochrome by the Lumière brothers, Gustave is actively engaged in color photograph. Gustave Gain loves beach. Show More Summary
How much can a portrait or landscape tell us about a person or a time period? A shocking amount, if the Alice Neel exhibition at David Zwirner is any indication.
Photographer HMNIG put together an 18-layer composite image for sketch comedy group Hello Generic. Each of the 18 photos used to complete the final version were pasted into a picture frame on the wall recursively in the original photo, creating a clever infinity mirror effect. The rest of the photos used for the composite, plus […]
Nicola Sturgeon’s style transformation over the past decade has been well-documented. The Mail on Sunday journalist Liz Jones went so far as to suggest that she had gone from being… Continue reading The post ‘Naughty’ Nicola Sturgeon reveals the saucy portrait that hangs in her home appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“I kept hearing about ‘first’ women on the radio and news and it became obvious that there were several moments that needed to be captured,” Anita Corbin said. “I wanted to create a collection of iconic portraits we could look back on...Show More Summary
'Revenge of The Mekons' is a truly inspirational documentary—a tribute not simply to a band edging towards its 40th year, but to the independent, creative and collaborative spirit that has kept them going in an unforgiving music industry. [ more › ]
When Christopher Minafo decided to honor Beyoncé through art, he took on something bigger than himself -- literally. The New York University art student painted Queen Bey on a canvas that's taller than he is. The painting took him more...Show More Summary
Images: Annemarie Wright courtesy of Woolff Gallery The UK general election is looming on the horizon of the political landscape, which means that party leaders are on their paths towards wooing as many voters as possible. But it's not just the politicians whose voices are being heard—the public is making their opinions felt, too. Show More Summary